“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” -Bill Gates
With the technology that we have at our fingertips, It’s not surprising that video game addiction has become a serious problem. After all, we spend over 3 billion hours a week as a planet playing video games. 72% of citizens (6 to 44 yrs) in the United States alone, play over 18 hours a week or 3.6 hours every work day!
Video game addiction and technology addiction can become a serious issue if left untreated. Young men drop out of college or stop going altogether because they would rather play video games. Relationships suffer, personal hygiene suffers, social anxiety develops and young men get suck in a rut that is hard to get out of. At Forte Strong's treatment program, our students are able to put themselves into a different environment with a different view of themselves and why it is important to be independent. We teach our young men how to utilize the technology in their lives to their benefit, instead of letting it overtake their lives. We teach them how to overcome unhealthy habits and replace them with positive habits and to maintain a healthy balance in their lives.